Inspiring Insights with Carla

Once again, Carla has me marveling at her wise insights. She is such a gracious woman, and extremely inspiring. Here is what she wrote this week…

I’ve been observing the behavior of horses for 5 years now, since Melody owns a horse. God sure knew what he was doing when he gave these horses a herd mentality. Even though they may fight and kick each other, and act like they are going to kill each other; they usually always stick close together when they are out in the pasture. There is great strength in numbers. A coyote or wolf may try to come in and kill one of them, but if they are all close together, the predator usually doesn’t like to get near. I know that God made us humans and not like animals so that we can think for ourselves and not just follow the crowd. He gave us a brain and a backbone so that we will do the right and honest thing. Some people choose to act like animals and follow the leader, even if the leader is leading them into the ditch. One thing that I think we can truly learn from herd animals though, is that there is great strength in having a bond and close knit with friends that compliment and balance us out. We become a very strong cord that makes it hard for the enemy or devil to break or get a foothold. I feel that way with so many of you that the Lord has brought into my life. We are there for each other and have each other’s backs. We know that if we are down. that we can count on each other to lift each other up for encouragement as well as bathe each other in prayer. I am so thankful for those kinds of friends that I have in my life.”

 

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon talks about the strength of numbers. Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

8: There is one alone, without companion:
He has neither son nor brother.
Yet there is no end to all his labors,
Nor is his eye satisfied with riches. But he never asks,
“For who do I toil and deprive myself of good?”
This is also vanity and a grave misfortune.
9: Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10: For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
11: Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12: Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
God put us here, to help each other, to be here for each other. With a friend, you can do almost anything. Don’t forget, that God is also our friend and He is always there for us, when ever we need Him.


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